• Short Summary

    Interview with Major General Hilldregg and his wife - survivors of the Princess Astrid sinking.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Interview with Major General Hilldregg and his wife: "Our most vivid recollection of our experiences on the "Princess Astrid" was the behaviour of the passengers. After the first lifeboat had been launched there were still a 100 passengers on the Astrid, without in their minds at least of any immediate prospect of rescue. However, then out of nowhere came a French tug. The Captain lashed his tug to the side of the sinking ship, and with great risk to his tug, his crew and himself, he took the rest of us off. Thus came a very happy ending to a rather unpleasant experience".

    Possibly connected with 49/51 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1530.30
    Media URN:
    59996
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:30:00 / 01:36:19:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 062 C

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